Tag Archives: PES

“Mikoko Pamoja” Mangrove Conservation & Carbon Offset Project Launched

A PIONEERING project aiming to save endangered African mangrove habitat and pilot small scale atmospheric carbon offset to fight Climate Change was launched on the 3rd October 2013, managed by and raising money for the local Kenyan community. The official … Continue reading

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EAFPES / Kemfri News Report: Kenya needs Carbon-Trade Infrastructure

Report by┬áMartin Mwita KENYA is losing out in the global carbon trade because due to a lack of necesary structures to exploit it. Speaking during the national workshop on connecting stakeholders with ecosystem services, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute … Continue reading

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Access and Benefits in Payments for Environmental Services and Implications for REDD+: Lessons from seven PES schemes

By┬áSango Mahanty This paper presents findings from a study of seven Payment for Environmental Service (PES) schemes that assessed impacts on livelihoods and implications for the design of incentive mechanisms for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). It … Continue reading

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ACES and Ecosystem Markets 2012

Mark your calendars and save the date to participate in the ACES 2012 and Ecosystem Markets Joint Conference- ACES and Ecosystem Markets 2012! The 2012 Conference will focus on Linking Science, Practice and Policy by bringing together Ecosystem Services Communities … Continue reading

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New iPhone app: How many mangroves does it take to offset a transatlantic flight?

A new iPhone application launched by the United Nations Environment Programme highlights the role of ecosystems in tackling climate change. How many mangroves does it take to offset a transatlantic flight? What consumer actions can we take to reduce damage … Continue reading

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EAFPES profile

East African Payment for Ecosystem Services (EAFPES) Payment for ecosystem services (PES) are voluntary transactions where payments are made to land mangers and others who undertake actions that increase the quantity and quality of a desired ecosystem service which benefit … Continue reading

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How can poor people benefit from payments for ecosystem services?

Forests for firewood, streams for irrigation, wetlands for flood defence: we all need natural systems to support and protect us, but it is many of the world’s poorest people who are most dependent on these ecosystem services. How can these … Continue reading

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